Should the nature of the crime affect the defendant’s opportunity to plea bargain?Plea bargaining is another controversial practice in the…

Should the nature of the crime affect the defendant’s opportunity to plea bargain?Plea bargaining is another controversial practice in the…

Should the nature of the crime affect the defendant’s opportunity to plea bargain?Plea bargaining is another controversial practice in the…

Should the nature of the crime affect the defendant’s opportunity to plea bargain?Plea bargaining is another controversial practice in the…

I agree with the above post.  Prohibiting the ability of prosecutors to agree to a plea bargain in any situation compromises the way they do their job. In some situations, particularly those of sexual assault, it can be difficult to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in the absence of physical evidence, so the plea bargain is a way they can get prison time and a criminal record for offenders without taking the risk of acquittal and nothing happening to them at all.Requiring a trial for that kind of violent crime, besides being expensive and time consuming, would not necessarily reduce the violent crime rate or make society any safer.  And if a policy does not result in either of those two, I’d say it would be an unwise policy.
Should the nature of the crime affect the defendant’s opportunity to plea bargain?Plea bargaining is another controversial practice in the…